Some sightings of albacore have been reported off shore and the blue fins have been scarce. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
Puppy drum have been biting in abundance and are being caught with metal and bait. Speckled trout are being caught at the point. Contact: Red Drum Tackle 252-995-5414, www.hatteras-island.com; offshore news, Oden’s Dock 252-986-2555, www.odensdock.com; or www.hatterasharbor.com.
The snowy weather combined with heavy wind slowed fishing, however , stripers are still being caught in some areas. Speckled trout season was closed as of Wednesday due to the cold. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
Plenty of red drum have been biting on the sound side, however, speckled trout season was closed as of Wednesday due to the cold. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 251.85, full pool 264.8. Contact: Outhouse Tackle 919-217-0085; www.wmi.org.
Cold weather and stern wind slowed fishing. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday 215.90, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-362-5391.
Crappies and stripers have been biting in the creek, and catfish are being caught around the main lake. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 297.92, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.
Cold weather and stern wind slowed fishing. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101.
Crappie being caught at depths of 25-35 feet; bass fishing has been slow. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)